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PostSubject: Charles Gerald Gordon   Sat Mar 30, 2013 9:40 pm

"Charles Gerald Gordon, served as Captain of Steinacher's Horse. Born in 1868, he is the son of Colonel Charles Vincent Gordon (1829-97), the brother of the present laird of Abergeldie. I may note that his elder brother, Cosmo Huntly Gordon, Major of the Buffs (born in 1855), went through the Zulu war, and was A.D.C. to the Governor of the Straits Settlements, 1880-188 1".
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PostSubject: Charles Gerald Gordon - Cosmo Huntly Gordon   Sun Mar 31, 2013 7:51 am

Cosmo Huntly Gordon is in the Forsyth Roll , Listed as a Lt in the 2 / 3rd ( The Buffs ) entitled to Medal with 1879 Clasp .
The Following from Mackinnon & Shadbolt .
Lt C.H.Gordon served with the Regt throughout the war , being present at the battle of the inyezane and at Etshowe , throughout
the blockade Lt's Gordon and Lewis were with the colour party in the engagement , the former being in charge .
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PostSubject: Re: Charles Gerald Gordon   Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:05 pm

Cosmo Huntly Gordon

Date of Birth - 13th June 1865
First Appointment - Sub Lieutenant - 3rd Foot - 28th February 1874
Lieutenant - 3rd Foot - 28th February 1874
Captain - East Kent Regiment (2nd Battalion) - 19th March 1882
Aide-de-camp (acting) to Governor and Commander-in-Chief, Straits Settlements 8th May 1880 to 20th April 1881 South African War - 1879 - Zulu Campaign - Action of Inyezane and occupation of Etshowe. Medal with Clasp.
Source ‘1884 Army List’ (p 399, 798 & 1277)

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